Well, here we are finally at the last episode of Midnight Mass, and what a ride it has been! We have learned about the wonderful characters that inhabit Crockett Island, particularly Erin and Riley. We have learned about the shifty, hateful character of Bev, and we have bid a shocked, tearful goodbye to Riley, then watched Erin row back to shore to try to save her friends.
We saw Easter vigil go horribly wrong when Father Paul’s angel showed up, only to attack Millie when she shot the Monsignor in the head. Most of the villagers drank the poison and died, only to come back and feed off the friends and neighbors who declined to drink.
Midnight Mass episode 7 opens with Millie coming back to life, and looking younger than ever. We see by her reflecting eyes that she has turned. Inside the church, Father Paul is sitting, stunned, and Millie sits next to him. He asks, “Did it hurt?” Millie says yes, and he lets out a tortured sigh.
The parishioners are walking through the village, breaking into homes and dragging people outside to feed from them, and we see Wade feeding one of his victims his own blood. Ali looks shocked as he stumbles through the village, and Ed looks equally so. It’s bloody chaos.
Sarah watches out of the window as people scream and try to escape, and she and the other survivors (Erin, Hassan, Leeza, Warren and Annie) talk about their options. The boats have been disabled, the power is out, all they have is Warren’s small canoe. Poor Leeza wants her parents to come with them so they can see a doctor.
Erin brings up a sobering fact: “They need the boats so they can leave. After.” She says if even one makes it to the mainland, it will be very bad. She hands knives to everyone, saying that it might buy them minutes. Annie shakes her head and says we all say there’s a heaven, but then we fight and claw to stay alive.
Erin tells her that it isn’t about them anymore, it’s about everyone else in the world; dying for people they haven’t even met. There is no greater love than that. They decide the kids need to be protected, so they should take the canoe and row out to safety.
Then Bev and Sturge throw a molotov cocktail into the house, and hey, Bev says she just wants to continue her earlier discussion with Erin, no big deal. But Annie stops Erin and tells her to go help Warren and Leeza, she would like a word with Bev. As the others escape out of the back window, Annie tells her son goodbye, then walks out the front door, knife in hand.
Bev says she has no quarrel with Annie, she wants to talk to Erin, Sarah and “that terror loving Sheriff.” Annie then says, “Bev, I want you to listen to me, because your whole life you’ve needed to hear this: You aren’t a good person. God doesn’t love you more than anyone else.” Bev asks like this doesn’t bother her, but starts badmouthing Riley in response. Annie shuts that down by slitting her own throat and falling to the ground.
Bev and Sturge feed on Annie’s blood, giving our heroes time to escape. This is actually one of the more disturbing scenes in Midnight Mass, as Bev dips her fingers in the pool of blood, looks at her fingers as if they are covered in delicious ambrosia, then licks them slowly, savoring it. Ugh.
Paul and Millie are sitting and holding hands, and he then tells her why he started this whole awful cycle that led to the midnight mass blood bath. He did it so he and Millie could get back the years they wasted; so they could be together as a family with Sarah. So, yes, anyone who was thinking that one of the big reveals in Midnight Mass would be the fact that the Monsignor was Sarah’s father was right.
He tells Millie that she and Sarah never felt like a sin, and she responds, “What could we have done?” She says they made their choices and lived their lives, and that is how it is supposed to work. But Paul wishes they could be a family.